Fidelity Bank Plc held its Half Year (HY) 2021 results presentation to investors and analysts. Below are the facts to the figures;
- Gross earnings grew by 6.2% YoY to N105.8bn as the gradual recovery of business activities translated to an increase in non-interest revenue. This is as total customer induced transactions across all service channels increased by 58% YoY.
- Total interest income increased by 1.7% YoY, though interest income on liquid assets dropped by 40.3% YoY.
- Net interest margin dropped to 5.3% from 6.4% in H1 2020, as the decline in average yield on earnings assets surpassed improved average funding cost in H1 2021.
- Average cost of deposits dropped by 135bps to 2.7%, while the average borrowing cost declined by 29bps to 4.9%.
- The Bank also recorded a N7.2 billion drop in key expense lines as it deepens operational efficiency through process improvement and cost optimization. The bank partly hinged the drop on harnessing the benefits of remote working, which impacted the overall operating cost.
- Total assets grew by 12.8% to N3.11 trillion from N2.8 trillion as at December, 2020.
- Customer deposits increased all deposit types. The top three are; Debt securities (+28.8% YTD), Tenor deposits (+26.8% YTD) and Demand deposits (+18.4% YTD). The bank further explained that low cost deposits accounted for 75.5% increase in total customer deposits.
- Net loans & advances increased by 15.8% YTD to N1.54 trillion, with 30.7% of the loan book within the 12 months or less maturity portfolio.
- CAR stood at 18.8%, well above the regulatory minimum requirement of 15.0%
For more information about the Investors presentation, click HERE.